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<以感恩為祭的生命>3/10-3/16/14

「你們要以感謝為祭獻與 神,又要向至高者還你的願。」詩 50:14 

“Present to God a thank-offering! Repay your vows to the sovereign One!” (Psalms 50:14)

「凡以感謝獻上為祭的、便是榮耀我,那按正路而行的、我必使他得著我的救恩。」詩 50:23 

“Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver.” (Psalms 50:23)

默想禱告: 踏出加州「遠東廣播公司」錄音室的那一刻, 我還是感覺意猶未盡。 接近三小時的訪談好像仍然 “未中矢的” 。訪問内容原先分為两個單元, 但由於顧及國內聽眾需要和興趣, 大部分時間只好聚焦在美國移民常識介紹, 華人移民面面觀等範圍。而我心中最大感觸, 最想感恩的生命見証就祇能粗略帶過, 濃縮成為為聽眾祝福禱告時,加插的一段短短絮語, 內心因此不免萌生 “不吐不快” 的遺憾。在我的生命歷程中, 特別是這個階段, 「感恩」已經是我生命的主題, 生活的内容, 力量的支柱, 心思意念更新的泉源。 「感恩」也是我隨時隨地的一座心靈祭壇, 燃燃不熄。我很想對國內的信徒聽眾說我每天都在感恩的意識中度過。數算日子,離我經歷嚴重中風的生命斷崖快有五個年頭了, 從我自昏迷癱瘓中甦醒的那一天, 從我信心跌到谷底的憂忡, 到如今精神體力大致恢復如常的狀態, 主耶穌醫治的大能, 衪的奇妙作為一直没有在我身上停止過。衪首先把我從死亡深淵中救拔, 然後按著衪的旨意和時間逐步進行修復工作, 包括身體各種功能的正常運作, 更徹底的是衪使我的靈命復興。這段修理工程中, 我清楚意識到衪使用的是一把鋒利的雕刀,往我的心靈深處挖,剜除早已腐爛的「自我」, 不受控制的心思, 捎平我種種「自義」的稜角, 剌入骨髓清洗那隱閉的邪情惡念。病越深, 根治的癒合療程也就更長。雖然施工仍在進行, 仍然要忍受被雕塑的剌痛; 但當我一旦乖乖放下頑梗不馴的「舊我」, 讓主親手開解內心積藏著「怨懟」和「愁苦」的枷鎖, 我整個人的身心靈隨即感到如釋重負, 輕省了不知多少倍, 自始「感恩」和「敬拜」也就成為我心靈往上飛騰的雙翼! 一顆向主生發出真摯感謝」的心原非我的本性, 生長在一個靠自力更生, 靠苦幹經營而引以為傲的現代中國社會文化中, 向神發出衷心感謝的意願乃像紙一般的薄弱, 那樣的難以啓齒。因此我要操鍊在生活的每個層面多多感謝神, 知道離開了衪我實在不能做些甚麼。我要學習常常把心靈泡浸在「感謝神」的意念中, 如呼吸那般的自然, 無需强行。在「感謝」中, 我更清楚明白身子是聖靈的殿, 要好好保養顧惜, 在身子上榮耀神。「感謝」的心也糾正我事奉的心態和供應我源源不絕的能量, 因為如今事奉的對象不再是朝向自己, 為自我樹立一個虛假的形像而嘩眾取寵, 而是甘心作一個順命的兒女, 無論何種事奉崗位也樂意盡心而為。原來能確立自己在世上的屬靈身分和定位才是真正找到生命的軸心, 領受和完成至高者在個人身上的託付才是人生的最高價值。這種篤定的心志在「感謝神」的意識中會更加凸顯, 在人事物的關係處理和調適上更能彰顯出神的榮耀, 使身心靈享有無比的穩妥。「感謝神」的心思,使我從紛擾焦慮的狀態中獲得舒展, 是愁苦憤怨的心境最佳的解毒處方, 是我支取屬靈智慧, 行走得力的最好捷徑。我首先要感謝主耶穌十架犧牲的救贖,也感謝衪帶領我走過人生歲月每一步的旅程, 深知或順或逆, 或高或低, 都有主美好的旨意在其中, 即便我經常偏行己路, 不肯順服, 祂還是以無比的耐心和慈愛引領我回歸正途,擴展我的生命視野, 昭示在我身上的完整規劃, 直到走完滴滿脂油的人生路徑,有一天更親眼看見祂的榮光! 感謝」、感謝」、不盡的感謝」是我心中要向國内聽眾表達的由衷之言, 比解答各項移民問題有更深遠的價值和意義, 感恩禱告奉主耶穌聖名, 阿們。(陳熾弟兄分享)

Meditation and Prayer: Stepping out of the recording studio of FEBC (Far East Broadcasting Company) in California, I felt like missing an important part of my sharing with the audience in China. Because of time constraint, 3 hours of interview mainly focused on introducing “Immigration to U.S” Basics 101,but left out my center theme of “Thanksgiving -How God transforms my Life” I really want the audience to hear my testimony, as God literally saved me from the verge of death,  from a devastating stroke in China happened nearly 5 years ago. At this juncture, thanksgiving is the theme and content of my life; as well as the source of my strength in daily living, is sustained by the presentation of my thank-offering to Him, the sovereign One! He rescued me from the shadow of the valley, lifting me up to a higher ground and rejuvenating my bankrupted spiritual conditions. Thanksgiving also becomes a part of the living sacrifice in my inner altar, burning day and night. I offer my utmost thanksgiving heart to the Lord because he transforms my life from those of griping and dissatisfaction to a life of joy and gratitude. From the moment I regained my consciousness in a paralyzed condition, he hasn’t forsaken me but healed me with his mighty power, from inside out, top to bottom, showing me indeed he is the Lord of Life. He continues to mold and shape me according to his will, a rather painful process, yet it is the only way to transform my heart by putting my full trust in Him, as the clay humbly yields to the masterful workmanship of the potter. Thanksgiving to me is more than a practice; it's an attitude and a way of life. 1 Thessalonians 5:18: "... in everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." Now I learn to give thanks in all circumstances, knowing that not everything that happens to me is good, but God uses everything that happens to work for my good. Thanksgiving is the natural response, like every moment of breathing, to the grace of our wonderful God who cares and provides. Thanksgiving should overflow from the life of all Christians. Thanksgiving results in discovering the anchor of my life, feeling the excitement of knowing exactly what position and role I assume while on earth. “Whoever presents a thank-offering honors me. To whoever obeys my commands, I will reveal my power to deliver.” (Psalms 50:23) This is my heartfelt message to the audience in China, notwithstanding the fact that all they want hear is about immigrating to the United States. May God have mercy on every listener, in Jesus holy name I pray, amen. (Brother Mike Chan sharing) 

代禱事項:

「榮神傳播協會」新地址: 2127 S. Tan Court, Unit D, Chicago, IL. 60616. 榮神總幹事陳熾弟兄於八月中將遷往紐約, 在「角聲佈道團」學習事奉。感謝主, 衪差派「鳳珠」Felicia Liu 姐妹為「榮神」的芝加哥代表人, 繼續作聯絡、參與、支持及服侍眾教會各機構的各項活動。請為鳳珠姐妹代禱, 求主加添她的力量智慧, 榮耀衪的名!

Prayer Request: Majesty Multi-media Ministries has a new address: 2127 S. Tan Court, Unit D,  Chicago, IL. 60616. MMM President, brother Mike Chan will move to New York in mid-August, serving at the “Chinese Christian Herald Crusades”. Sister Felicia Liu, will become our local ministry representative/coordinator. She will represent the organization to network and participate in various activities throughout the Chicago churches and Christian organizations. Please pray for Felicia!

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